University of Toronto: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

EDU5532 encourages prospective teachers to think about aspects of their work that have implications for gender equity.  Examples of topics include:  gender and our own school memories; access, participation and achievement; how schools are organized around gender; classroom treatment of girls and boys; coeducation vs. single-sex education; notions of masculinity and femininity; sexual harassment in schools; teachers’ career paths; women’s studies and feminist pedagogy.  Issues are placed within a framework that considers gender roles and social change, feminist theories and questions about “equality” and “difference”, and how gender operates together with other social divisions and designations such as race, class and sexual orientation.